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Selling a used bike - determining price?

Old 08-01-20, 07:09 PM
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Selling a used bike - determining price?

Does anybody have any feedback on the bike blue book values? Are those even remotely realistic? I have a Trek Checkpoint SL6 less than a year old in great condition I want to sell but I can't imagine anyone is paying as much as that website is saying it is worth.
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Old 08-01-20, 10:19 PM
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The 2020 Trek Checkpoint SL6 has a MSRP of $3800 and currently bike blue book has a value of about $2500.

Bike blue book was severely undervalued pre pandemic for my market (priced too low on BBB) for bikes under $1000. Things are different now. I'd suggest trying to list it between $2700-$3000 and see what happens as every market is different.
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Old 08-02-20, 12:58 AM
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Blue book is an absolute sham. It's basically a front for a used bike reseller. Go by pinkbike classifieds for more real world pricing. You can also use pros closet. Look at what they are selling the same bike for and that's your baseline.
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Old 08-02-20, 05:51 PM
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The blue book is a negotiating tactic for/against people who donít know any better.

In the buyerís eyes, itís an appliance that you put your sweaty crotch and filthy hands on which has been abused between 0.001% and 100x as much as you say it has and thereís no warranty or dealer service plan included in the sale.

Hooray it has no scuffs on the saddle, tape or levers. You couldíve dropped it fifty times from the back of your lifted F-350 and only just got a new saddle, tape and levers put on to try and get an extra $1000 out of them and unbeknownst to both you and the buyer, thereís a crack in one of the chainstays.

Determine if youíre trying to sell it or trying to collect email addresses from people who, regardless of ability, refuse to write above a second-grade level. Decide from there.

If you set too too high of a price, eventually the droolers/vultures will inform you of its actual selling price. If you set it too low, even if you list it only on the East Texas CL, it will sell in two hours. To someone in New Jersey.
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Old 08-03-20, 07:57 AM
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Pro's Closet will give you a quote to buy it. I'm sure you can get more for it by selling on CL, but this would at least give you an idea of the minimum price you can get.
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